TRAINING PROGRAMS ON OFFER FOR 2014
Effective Men’s Group Programs February 28 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
Upper Hunter Room 1, Travelodge King Street Newcastle
Are you currently running or wanting to run a men’s group program?
Want to know more about how to make your group program more effective?
This new half day training program is designed for men and women who work in organisations, services and companies that provide health, welfare, wellbeing or community services for men through group work sessions or programs. The focus will be on how we can more effectively communicate health and wellbeing messages to men by way of group programs. The training will provide a brief overview of how best to work with men in group situations and how to make your men’s programs more effective and fun. It will cover 3 key areas:
GETTING MORE MEN INVOLVED
A sharing of ideas of what works and what doesn’t in promoting a men’s program.
RUNNING YOUR MEN’S PROGRAM
Types of men’s programs and some basic tools for running them and tips for women running men’s groups.
A BIT OF MAINTENANCE
Keeping things running smoothly and creating new ideas for activities for your group program.
Emotional Management for Men February 28 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Upper Hunter Room 1, Travelodge King Street Newcastle
The way that most men are raised in our society can often discourage them from communicating their feelings or talking to people on an intimate or personal level. The stereotypical image of a man is one who’s supposed to be strong, tough and silent. Being open with your emotions isn’t generally recognised and rewarded as being a positive quality in men. But times are changing and being more ‘emotionally alive’ for many men is just as rewarding as their achievements in their relationships, career and sporting prowess.
This training program addresses how workers can assist men to manage the ups and downs in life more effectively by using better communication skills and managing intense emotions. We will look at what works for men in dealing with stress and anxiety with a focus on using mindfulness skills, emotion regulation and assertiveness training. We often think of men as being naturally assertive but they aren’t so. Often they can be either non assertive or aggressive and arguments with others result from poor communication which then escalates into larger conflicts.
COST $130 for each half day of training, group training resources, refreshments plus 3 month follow up support with your project or group program. To register email Greg Millan at email@example.com or ring 0417 772 390 for more information. There are limited places available for both training workshops.
EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ENGAGING MEN MARCH 6 9.30 AM - 4 PM
CANCER SOCIETY NEW ZEALAND, 52 RIDDIFORD STREET, NEWTOWN, WELLINGTON
EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ENGAGING MEN is a men’s health promotion training program that focuses on how we can more effectively communicate health and wellbeing messages to men and what agencies and organisations need to know about making their services, programs and resources more men friendly to achieve the best possible outcomes for men and boys. The program is for men and women who work in organisations, services and companies that provide health, welfare, wellbeing or community services for men and boys. The program is provided in a strengths based model that addresses the social determinants of health. You will learn through input and interactive groupwork:
· What the current issues are for males and principles of best practice in men’s health work
· How to increase your knowledge and skills in men’s health work
· How to use the H.E.A.L.T.H. model for engaging men
· About current successful men’s health promotion strategies and resources
· Ways to develop your own effective men friendly programs and resources for your organisation or service.
COST $240 NZ for training, resources, refreshments and lunch and a copy of “Men’s health & wellbeing: an a–z guide” (Value $46 Aust) plus 3 month follow up support. Registration can be paid to the Cancer Society New Zealand - details on your Invoice.
To register email Greg Millan at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0417 772 390 for more information. Places are limited.
I am happy to discuss your training needs and develop workshop programs tailored to suit your organisation, service or company. Please contact me for a free consultation. I present a wide range of training workshops on many topics including:
Effective Ways of Engaging Men
Effective Men's Health Promotion
Effective Men's Group Programs
Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Men's Sexual Health & Wellbeing Training
Working with men affected by violence
Men's Event Management Training
Community Services Training:
Community Event Management
Forming and maintaining partnerships in community work
EFFECTIVE MEN'S HEALTH PROMOTION
This totally new improved training program presents a range of strategies and a model for working more effectively with men and takes participants through the process of designing, implementing and evaluating men's health promotion programs, services and resources. There is time during the training to work on a program, service or resource of your design which you can implement in your local community or workplace.
There is also extensive new learning on forming, developing and maintaining partnerships in men's health work. This is a more 'hands on' day, with more small group work and participants develop a deeper understanding of health promotion practice.
EFFECTIVE MEN'S HEALTH PROMOTION COURSES are ACWA endorsed 6 CPE Points
EFFECTIVE MEN'S GROUP PROGRAMS This program provides you with skills, knowledge and group practice in how to run successful group programs for men. You need to have groupwork training or experience in running groups and a willingness to learn more about what men need and how you can deliver. The program is designed to suit your needs and can provide you with support in developing new group work programs, reviewing your existing programs or evaluating the effectiveness of group work practice in your organistion.
Training program goals can include:
- developing new programs for new target groups
- designing, implementing and evaluating socio-educational groups
- designing and providing peer leader training for volunteers working with men
- reviewing exisiting group programs you provide
- marketing your programs more effectively
- helping you to design policy and procedures for group programs in your organisation
WORKING WITH MEN AFFECTED BY VIOLENCE
In Australia today up to one in three victims of family violence are male. While many services have quite rightly been established over the past three decades to support female victims of family violence, the needs of male victims remain largely unmet.
The issue of men affected by violence in intimate relationships has been reported for many years and now workers in the domestic violence, community and family relationship sectors are acknowledging this problem and seeking out training for their workers. This training program is for health, welfare and community workers and provides information, strategies and a model for working with men affected by violence in their relationships.
Training program includes:
Background to the problem and context violence and abuse occurs in |The affect of domestic violence on a person - what’s different for men | Strategies for working with men from a strengths based perspective | A model for working with men affected by violence | Building services for male victims of DV into your agency – what you need to consider | Promoting work with male victims of DV
PAST PARTICIPANTS COMMENTS
"You provide easy to use strategies, and practical ways to change my practice that I can implement straight away"
“I liked the way you engaged with all of us individually over the two days. It has given me a really fresh way of looking at the way I work with men. Many thanks for providing an exciting and stimulating training course, the best I’ve ever been to!!”
“I thought the program was right on target, well balanced and very helpful for women who work with men. The information supplied was much more than you normally get from training sessions I’ve been to.”
"Great training day and very generous with providing lots of easy to use resources and articles of interest for my work with men."
Email email@example.com or phone 0417 772 390 to register for current programs or for information on training programs.
wellmale men's health & wellbeing program
Learn more about how you can improve and maintain good health and lead a longer and more enriched life.
You will discover through information provided and discussion based on shared experiences how to:
- look after your health and wellbeing more effectively with the right information
- communicate better with your friends, family and partners
- handle stress more effectively, relax more and focus on the most important things in life
- manage difficult emotions positively when they arise
- manage changes in your life and deal better with work/life balance
- build a personal long term health maintenance plan
wellmale provides you with an opportunity to gain insights into the issues and challenges common to all men around masculinity, relationships, emotions, sexual health, intimacy and much more.
The program is provided in a strengths based model that addresses the key factors in our world that affect male health and wellbeing. Open to men of all ages and backgrounds.
To have this program delivered in your area or to have a specific program developed to meet the needs of men you work with contact Greg on 0417 772390 or email greg@men'shealthservices.com.au